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Understanding truck accident claims

Every day, semi-trailers haul tremendous amounts of goods and raw materials all across the country. In West Virginia, trucks transport the state's coal, timber and other materials out of the state and to various parts of the country, and other trucks bring goods into the state for daily consumption. The transportation schedules for all of these products can be complex and leave little room for error. Accordingly, many truck drivers and truck companies feel pressure to deliver their cargo as quickly as possible.

Without daily truck pickups and deliveries, a tremendous amount of commerce would come to a halt, at least temporarily. Thus, timely and routine pickups and drop-offs can be an essential part of making the trucking industry work the way that it does. However, nothing is more important than the safety of the truck drivers and everyone else that shares the roads with them.

Because of the imposing size and weight of semi-trailers, accidents involving them carry a high risk of severe injuries for anyone involved. When a cargo truck gets in a collision with a smaller passenger vehicle, the results can be devastating. Although truck drivers must have special training and licensing to drive in West Virginia and other states, that doesn't always mean that they drive safely. Driver fatigue and inattention can lead to a fatal accident in a heartbeat. Furthermore, if a truck company allows an unqualified truck driver on the roadways, it can result in terrible consequences.

At James F. Humphreys & Associates, we understand the importance of the trucking industry. However, we've also seen the carnage that a truck accident can produce. We fight to get our clients and their families the legal remedies that they need following a truck accident. The website for our Charleston-based firm contains helpful resources for anyone who needs to learn more about legal claims arising from truck accidents. Likewise, the information on our site can be a good starting point for people who want to initiate legal action against a truck driver or truck company.

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